$100,000 advance. but i'm going to need this to be able to do it right. my reaction was, just go to the library, read the seven books on the same subject that have come out in the last ten years and save a lot of money. another with an $9,000 advance where i thought, my god, $500,000 should go through this wonderful project. did you think, both of you, about what kind of book can actually afford to do? do i want to do a book that is not the book a really care to do, but i have to do it this way because i don't have enough money for the research. i can't go any further. and not just your own case, but when you think of other projects, the nonfiction writers, how much should a writer be bound by what is affordable? >> we are in the kitchen now.